Morecambe Artist Colony Data Privacy Policy

Who we are

Established in 2014 by a group of friends, Morecambe Artist Colony (“MAC” for short) is a not-for-profit group of local artists and creatives, passionate about using art for the regeneration of our town by instigating, delivering and supporting curated high-quality art-led exhibitions and projects in existing, new and under-utilised spaces in Morecambe. At MAC we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of website visitors. In particular, we want you to know that MAC is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. We just don’t do that sort of thing. But just in case you don’t believe us, in this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. Now grab a cuppa and read on…

Types of data we collect

MAC identifies itself as a Data Controller under Data Protection law. You may lodge a complaint with the ICO in the event of MAC’s non-compliance with applicable Data Protection law, or the relevant competent authority in your legal jurisdiction. MAC is a cloud-enabled business, meaning that during the normal course of interacting with MAC, your personal data may be stored outside of the EU. We only use Cloud services (such as Dropbox) that have met the necessary standards such as ISO 27001 and the US-EU Privacy Shield to protect and store your data. We cannot absolutely guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us via the internet and remind you that you do so at your own risk. All personal details – Personally Identifiable Information (PII)- are held on encrypted devices, protected with password protection which where possible is dual-factor authenticated.

Website Cookies

Like most websites, the MAC website use non-personally identifying ‘cookies’ to collect information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse the website. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our websites. We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details. These cookies are stored on your computer or other device when you access our website.

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the specific browser you use. N.B. Our website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.

Google Analytics

When someone visits we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect non-personally identifying standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Mailing Lists

MAC offers visitors the opportunity to sign up to the MAC mailing list. As part of the registration process for this, we collect some limited personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to store our mailing list and to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy policy. You can unsubscribe to our mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us at

Ticketing Data

We occasionally use a third-party provider, EventBrite, to offer tickets to events. When you book a ticket (or tickets), through Eventbrite we may ask for your name, address data, email and contact number which will be stored on the EventBrite web system. To see how your data is handled by EventBrite you can read the EventBrite privacy policy here. Please be assured that we do not share these personal details with any other company without your consent.

Membership Transactions

MAC offers two levels of paid membership Associate and Friend. To complete these transactions we may require additional, personally-identifying information such as bank account number, sort code, debit card numbers etc. Please be assured that MAC will only keep your personal data in line with the minimum statutory period required, normally in the case of financial records this is 6 years. Please note that MAC has a legitimate interest and legal obligation in retaining your personal data for legal and financial record keeping purposes. We use the third-party services Nat West Bank, Wave Accounting and Stripe to complete financial transactions on our behalf. You can read how each of these services treats your data by viewing their privacy policies here: Nat West Bank | Wave Accounting | Stripe

Access to your personal information

Under the 2018 GDPR legislations, you are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer (Johnny Bean) at

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This Policy was last updated in May 2018. Any changes to this policy will be posted on the MAC website at

Policy established: 24/05/2018.